Cruz Jimenez, Mystic Procession, 2019. Mixed media on board, 120cm x 80cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sanderson Contemporary Art, Auckland.
Thoughts of Memory is a deeply reflective show for Cruz Jimenez. Abstract nostalgia from the artist’s life in both California and New Zealand is transferred to his canvases in an evocative wash of dripping golds with a more solid memory forming from time to time.
Growing up in California, Jimenez recalls on fragments of his childhood, the magic and excitement of Christmas Eve and the Morning Dew on his grandparents’ gardenias. This gestural series of works are awash with both emotion and pigment.
Exhibition opens: 6–8pm Tuesday 2 July 2019